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Posted Tuesday, October 13th 2020

‘It’s why we play’ - Attwood

Dave Attwood says Friday’s Challenge Cup final against Toulon is ‘why he plays’, as he prepares to face his former club at Stade Maurice-David.

The Bristolian lock, who made eight appearances for Toulon during a short-term loan spell in 2018, is relishing the opportunity to win major silverware for his hometown club.

'A huge occasion'

“It’s why we play, it’s a huge occasion,” he said. “It’s our first ever European final, so we’re really looking forward to it. It’s going to be a tough game against a very good team – they have some very talented players and experienced internationals, so we know it’s going to be a challenge for us.

“I had a great time in Toulon and still have lots of friends there. We stay in touch via social media and we have been in contact in the last few weeks. I love the club Toulon and the city – it’s a lovely place and I enjoyed my time there.”

Chasing silverware 

The Bears head into the game off the back of a play-off semi-final defeat to Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership, but Attwood insists they won’t dwell on Saturday’s defeat.

“We were disappointed with how the Premiership semi-final went against Wasps, but since restart, there hasn’t been much time to dwell on results, it’s just on to the next one.

“We’re fully focused on Friday’s cup final and really excited to try and win major silverware for Bristol.”


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